Golden Crowned Flying Fox

The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus), also known as the golden-capped fruit bat, is a rare megabat and one of the largest bats in the world. The species is endangered and is currently facing the possibility of extinction because of poaching and forest destruction.

It is endemic to forests in the Philippines. The bat can reach up to 1.2kg in weight and 1.7m in wing ...

span. Like other megabats, this species is non-aggressive towards humans and a vegetarian.  Wiki

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  • First Protection For Wildlife On Dinagat Island

    First Protection For Wildlife On Dinagat Island

    Rainforest Trust and local partner GREEN Mindanao established a new Hibusong Wildlife Sanctuary of 1,390 acres on the biodiverse island of Dinagat off the north coast of Mindanao in the Philippines. The sanctuary, located on the small islet of Hibusong just off the coast of northern Dinagat Island, was formally declared on December 4.

    The sanctuary is the first in a series of four new protected areas that will comprise more than 17,800 acres in the coming year. With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines contains a wide variety of habitats, including lowland tropical rainforest, mangroves ...

  • Safeguarding The Endangered Rats And Bats Of Dinagat Island

    Safeguarding The Endangered Rats And Bats Of Dinagat Island

    Composed of a sprawling network of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines contain lowland tropical rainforest, wetlands, mangroves and thousands of miles of coastline. The astounding variety of habitats makes the country a thriving hotspot for biodiversity with the highest rate of new animal species being discovered, as 15 new mammal species were discovered just in the last 10 years.

    Despite the nation's incredible biodiversity value, many of its natural resources remain unprotected. Smaller islands within the Philippines are rich in rare and endemic species, like Dinagat Island off the n ...

  • Save The Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox Acerodon Julbatus

    Save The Giant Golden Crowned Flying Fox Acerodon Julbatus

    The giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus) is a bat species in the Philippines currently facing extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers the species in their IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as "Endangered." Because it is a forest obligate species, the A. jubatus cannot survive if the forest is also in poor condition, and it has been known that the number of forests in the Philippines is decreasing each year due to deforestation.

    This endangered bat species is considered as a rare megabat and is one of the largest bats in the world. ...

  • Fauna Found In Bohol

    Fauna Found In Bohol

    These are the fauna or animals found in Bohol. Bohol has various animals that are very unique just like the Tarsier.The fauna on Bohol is almost identical to that on Mindanao, Samar, and Leyte, but not that on nearby Negros. Scientists believe that the floral and faunal biodiversity unique to the Philippines is caused by the Ice Age. They also believe that the country has the most severely endangered plant and animal communities on earth. In this page, you will find the origin,conservation status ,ecological role and economic value of each Fauna found in Bohol.

    Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta)

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  • Bat Conservationists Succed In Setting Aside 1300 Hectares For Endangered Species

    Bat Conservationists Succed In Setting Aside 1300 Hectares For Endangered Species

    When it comes to bat conservation, some people just don't get it. Perhaps Executive Director Merlijn van Weerd from the Mabuwaya Foundation said it best:

    "Bats are not cuddly animals like pandas that everybody loves. Many people fear bats, or find them ugly or dirty, or just don't care what happens with them. The people that care most about flying foxes are the hunters that kill them for food or trade."

    In the northern region of the Philippines Islands, people care a lot about bats…some, for the right reasons.

    In 2013, members of the Mabuwaya Foundation in the northeastern Philippin ...

  • Single Philippines Island Home To Greatest Collection Of Unique Mammal Species

    Single Philippines Island Home To Greatest Collection Of Unique Mammal Species

    A single island in the Philippines contains the world's greatest collection of unique mammal species, scientists have discovered. Of 56 non-flying mammals now known to live on Luzon island, 52 are found nowhere else on Earth.

    Researchers only realised the importance of Luzon after identifying 28 new species there during a 15-year study.

    They include four kinds of tiny tree mice with whiskers so long they almost reach their ankles. Five other mouse species look like shrews and feed chiefly on earthworms.

    Nineteen of the new species have been formally described in scientific journals, a ...